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Report on the current status of Korean jewel beetle, Chrysochroa coreana (Coleoptera: Buprestidae)

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Author(s): Ohseok Kwon

Journal: Journal of Ecology and Environment
ISSN 2287-8327

Volume: 36;
Issue: 1;
Start page: 113;
Date: 2013;
Original page

Keywords: Biodiversity | Buprestidae | Chrysochroa coreana | Conservation | Jewel beetle | Korea

ABSTRACT
The current status of Korean jewel beetle, Chrysochroa coreana is reported from the data collected in the five-year fieldsurvey (2008-2012). Despite the previous assumption of its endangered status, the beetle was recently found in the southwesternpart of Korea frequently. However the local population was suffering from the inadequate management of itshost plants, Celtis sinensis Persson. This study reports the restoration possibility of the beetle by the adequate managementof its host plants.
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